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Turtle Time

for piano, harp, harpsichord, organ and speaker(s)

Year:  1968   ·  Duration:  6m

Year:  1968
Duration:  6m

Jack Body
Composer

Composer:   Jack Body

Films, Audio & Samples

Interview: Conscious-expand...

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Jack Body: Turtle Time; audio

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Sample Score

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Borrow/Hire:

To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About

For piano, organ, harp, harpsichord and two speakers, Turtle Time was completed in 1968 and introduced by the NZBC at the International Rostrum of Composers at UNESCO, Paris, in 1969. The text, which is by Russell Haley of Auckland, is a strange, highly personal poem which draws together various experiences pertaining to death and the sinister nature of time. The music is basically an experiment in timbres and is structured around the poem's dichotomies of light/darkness and ecstasy/fear. "Timelessness" is reflected in static clusters of sound and in free, non-metrical rhythms.


Performance history

13 Jun 2009: Toasted Turtle

10 Mar 2010: Nexus | Poles Apart on The Terrace

Performed by Michael Neal (speaker), Dorothea Franchi (harp), Heather Charlton (harpsichord), Rosemary Mathers (piano) and William Dart (organ)

Performed by Michael Neal (speaker), Dorothea Franchi (harp), Heather Charlton (harpsichord), Rosemary Mathers (piano) and William Dart (organ)